A woman's post about the apparent change in her appearance since going sober has been shared thousands of times.
Reddit user DisregardThisOrDont posted a photo of herself in 2014 next to another recent picture to show her recovery from drug abuse.
Writing in a post with the two images, she said that she had been a heroin user for eight months, and that the drugs "ate me up to the bone".
On June 11th 2014 I went to jail for 36 days on a contempt charge. Without delving too deep I'll just say that I was in a really abusive relationship that led to my daughter going to live with my mother.
She is my whole world, so when that happened I fell into a deep depression and leaned to my abusive boyfriend for emotional support. His answer to making me feel better was heroin. After 8 months of daily use and a few half-assed attempts at getting clean, I told the judge preceding over the guardianship case of my daughter that I had been using and that I needed help.
He found me in contempt of court and put me in the county jail until he could find me a bed in a rehab. From there I went to the best rehab in my state. Recovery has been an uphill battle, but now I am at a point where it all just feels like a bad dream.
She added that she felt the need to share the pictures so openly because "when I found my mugshot I felt so bad for that girl".
I wanted to hug her and tell her it will get better. I then realized that girl is still out there somewhere. She isn't me anymore though. There are other addicts out there who are in the same circle of hell that I was in in that mug shot. So even if one of those people see this and get their shit together, then it was worth it.